Friday, December 20, 1985 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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butions as a religious leader.
His essay What the Jews Be-
lieve became a guideline for
many, was reprinted as a special
volume, was a best seller for
His labors in defense of
Jewish rights during and after
World War H made his name an
inerasable one among Jewish
There is great interest in the
continuing Sholem Aleichem
saga with the passing on Nov.
30 of the famous author's last
surviving child, Marie Waife.
She was 94 and had an interest-
ing way of honoring the memory
of her father and of lending con-
tinuity to his achievements.
Marie was the widow of B. Z.
Goldberg and as such she also
had a part in her husband's
affairs to the American military many communal and political
in Europe in 1946, he continued activities. He was a leftist and
tasks he had begun in behalf of was not apologetic about it. Yet
survivors from Nazism in impor- B. Z., together with Marie, lent
tant roles representing major glory to the name of father and
Jewish movements on a global father-in-law Sholem Aleichem.
Sholem Aleichem specified in
scale. A product of the Jewish
Institute of Religion when it his will a desire that his de-
was the theological school or- scendants assemble on the an-
ganized by Stephen S. Wise, be- niversary of his death to read
fore it merged with Hebrew from his works. Such sessions
Union College — he was or- held in the Waife West Side
dained by Stephen Wise — New York apartment, conclud-
Bernstein made notable contri- ing at her father's suggestion
with the serving of tea and
cookies, became "an institution."
Notables in the Jewish com-
munities, and some non-Jews
craved the privilege of being
participants in such assemblies.
Marie Waife was the author of
My Father Sholom Aleichem.
It is heartening to learn that
Sholem Aleichem's descendants
will continue the adherence to
the ceremonies prescribed by the
great huinorist as a way of re-
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